Some notes on reading photos off my Minolta Dimage A1 (USB) to under Linux. Some of the notes may be useful for accessing photos on other cameras.
Disclaimer: Please remember that you play with your photo files at your own risk !!
(I can not guarantee this is a complete list: also I may have some junk in my config as I upgraded from my 2.4 config (the key module is usb-storage)).
CONFIG_USB=y CONFIG_USB_DEVICEFS=y CONFIG_USB_ARCH_HAS_HCD=y CONFIG_USB_ARCH_HAS_OHCI=y CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD=m CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=m CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDESCSI=m CONFIG_SCSI=m CONFIG_SCSI_PROC_FS=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD=m
After rebooting, I plugging in my camera, switching it on, and
ignoring the "Err 5" that shows on the camera LCD display. It appeared
as a simulated SCSI device
CAMERA ", NAME="%k", SYMLINK="camera"
In /etc/fstab (I have read-only whilst I am tested: I delete the photos using the camera GUI). "noatime" reduces the camera drive accessing.
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat ro,user,noauto,noatime 0 0 /dev/camera /mnt/camera vfat ro,user,noauto,noatime 0 0 none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
mount /mnt/cameraand copy off your photos using your favourite tools e.g.:
> mount /mnt/camera > cd ~/photos > cp -r /mnt/camera
UTX's Pages at Penguin (owner developes/maintains some Minolta A1 software)
MltRec Program to control the Minolta DiMAGE A1 Camera from a PC.
Raw Digital Photo Decoding in Linux (including getting RAW images from the Minolta A1)